Saturday, September 29, 2012

Even Bigger Bows

I am always finding new ribbon patterns that are so cute that I just cannot resist.  What did I do with this new ribbon?  Well, I decided to make a few new stacked bows.  This was my first bow making experience since baby girl #3 was born and boy was it fun!  The teacher in me especially liked making this Back-to-School bow.  I originally made this bow for my kindergartner to wear her first week of school, but my preschooler has since claimed it as her own:)  I even got her to stop twirling long enough to take a picture of her modeling the new bow.  Here she is...

The Back-to-School Bow

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What Is On Your Wish List?

While I do believe strongly that some of the best gifts in life do not come wrapped in paper and decorative ribbon, I do occasionally enjoy the opportunity to make out a wish list.  Oh to dream... without having to consider priorities or others' wants.  How often, as women/moms are we offered this opportunity.

Even more fun than dreaming up a wish list for myself is having the chance to give a gift that I have made for someone and being there to watch them open it.  This December, due to the blessing of pregnancy,  I have not been able to be the little Christmas elf that I usually am this time of year.  Many of the gifts I am giving did not come from my "workshop," but a store instead.

Just today, however, I had the pleasure of making a special Christmas gift for one of my customers.  This bracelet was specially ordered as a gift for Rosemary's grandmother. I had a great deal of fun making it.   Take a look...

Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bigger Bows

Until recently, I had mostly created smaller hair accessories with my young daughters in mind.  Now, however, I have decided to venture into the world of bigger bows.  My youngest daughter is two going on five and quite a large percentage of her little self is her HAIR.  I just cannot believe how quickly her hair is growing.  Her hair can definitely handle some bigger accessories.  If you are looking for bigger bows, I now have them...

Look to my Flickr Photostream to see more

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Calling All Shoppers

Just recently 70 Miles West opened up shop on  For those of you that have not heard of Etsy before, you should really check it out.  It is an online marketplace where people can sell and buy handmade or vintage items, art and supplies.  I like to think of Etsy as an unbelievably extensive art fair.  The best part is that it can be accessed from the comfort of your very own home.  No travel required, which also means no travel cost.  You will see that there is a link to Etsy in the upper left-hand corner of my blog, oh so accessible:)